Human Sacrifices (Sacrificios humanos) (Film/TV series)

True horror in real life.

Twelve stories make up María Fernanda Ampuero’s masterful work: Human Sacrifices, where terror takes many forms and violence defines the lives of its protagonists. The weak, the marginalized, and the exiled cry out against a hostile and manipulative world that does not hesitate to sacrifice those who fight against silence, manipulation, and inequality. Thus, each story contemplates the victims of human sacrifices, who remain on the altars of those who celebrate it, hide it, or look the other way.


RELEVANT INFORMATION: María Fernanda Ampuero, is a writer and journalist, and is considered one of the great promises of contemporary Latin American literature.

She was a finalist for the Tigre Juan Award and her novel Human Sacrifices was the second best-selling work at the Madrid Book Fair.

Ampuero has won the Children of Mary Shelley Award, the Cosecha Eñe Award, and the Joaquín Gallegos Lara Award, given by the Municipality of Quito.


What the press has said:

“Stories always adhere to that gelatinous membrane we call reality […] sometimes poetic, with symbolic force, tense, sometimes nerve-racking.” The New York Times.

“An ethical response to the reader who does not cover their eyes to the violence of capitalism and patriarchy in societies which are increasingly vulnerable to poverty and fear.” Babelia, El País.

“Her characters are broken and raped women, and desperate and hollow men. Sensitive monsters that rub, live, and kill driven by the unquestionable power of knowing themselves to be, at the same time, victims and executioners.” Tales.

Human Sacrifices is a book of horror stories, where María Fernanda Ampuero, one of the indispensable voices of current Latin American literature, pushes the reader into a universe where violence marks the narrative of life.” Vistazo.


AUDIOVISUAL POTENTIAL: In development as a TV series.

LANGUAGES AVAILABLE: Spanish, Italian, and English.